The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, December 25, 1904, Page 10, Image 10

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Crystal Spring Farm
Cows AstonisKe J the
Breeders of the
World at tke ,St.
Louis FairNothing
Like the Record of
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age of l.StC. Merry Maiden, the sweep
stake champion, (are 3.041.: pounds of
milk, a dally average of 33 79; and 164.84
pound of butter fat, a dally average of
l Ml. Brown Bessie, the champion but
ter cow, save 3.634 pounds of milk, a
dally average of 40.37 pounds; and 173.12
pounds. of butter fat, a dally average of
For the same time at the St. Louis
contest Oregon's treat champion ha
made the following record:
Pour thousand four hundred and
lzty-two pound of milk, a daily aver
age of 4 (.37 pound.
Two hundred and seven and thirty
one hundredth pound of butter fat; a
dally average of 3.30 pound.
In a nutshell, the great Loretta r has
performed the marvel of producing, in
A distinction of the greatest Import
ance belonging to this state as the re
sult of the St. Louia world's fair was
the wonderful record established by Lo
fetta D. the famous Jersey milk cow.
owned by the Ladd estate and being one
of a celebrated herd on the Ladd Crystal
Spring farm In southeast Portland.
This animal gave more milk and but
ter fat In a test lasting 120 days than
any other cow by a large margin, not
excluding Importation from all part of
-the globe. During the 120-day test
she gave 5,762.4 pounds of milk a dally
average of 47.13 pound and there waa
produced from that the prodigious
amount of 280.13 pounds of butter fat,
a dally average of 2.33 pounds. This
.rfleans to .the dairyman two-and three
quarter pounds of churned butter dally
for the entire period.
Incredulous a It may seem, It Is
nevertheless a fact that Loretta D. pro
duced during 92 days of the contest at
St. Lout a fraction over two and one
half pound of butter fat each 34 hours.
Ser largest production In a single day
as 3.13 pounds, on August 13. This
was equivalent to 3.71 pounds of hut
;ptr. On 16 days of the time she made
over three pounds of butter a day. Her
best week waa the seven days ending
September 10 20.61 pounds of butter
which surpassed the wonderful record of
the great Brown Bessie at Chicago.
Not only was Loretta D. a queen
among Jerseys from Oregon, although
a he won the grand prise, her companions
five In number from the Ladd farm
also made extraordinary showings, a
this table of results will prove:
1. Loretta D . milk 120 days. 5.802.70
pounds, daily average. 48.30 pound; but
r. i0 day. 330.03 pounds, dally aver
age, 2.75 pounds. ' '
3. Diploma's Brown Lassie, milk, 130
days, 6,212 pound, dally average, 43.30
pounds; butter. 120 days, 312.28 pounds,
dally average 2.60 pounds.
3. Eurybta. milk. 120 days, 5,438.30
pounds, dally average, 46.33 pounda;
butter, 120 days, 310.47 pounds, dally
average. 3.68 pounds.
4. Dorlnda Darling, milk 120 days.
6,665 pounds, dally average, 48.28 pounds;
butter, 120 days, 300.61 pounds, dally
average. 2.50 pounds.
6. Prise May's Duchess 2d. milk. 120
days, 5,726 pounds, dally average 47.70;
butter, 120 days. 238.28 pounda, dally
average 2.48 pounds.
Comparing Loretta D.'s wonderful per
formance at Bt. .Louis with the record
of the world's championship contest
ants at the Chicago exposition, it Is
found that Oregon's cow has distanced
the great winners at the Columbian ex
position. In the Chicago contest Ida
Marigold, the .champion cheese cow, gave
In the first 16 day of the teat 873.6
pounds of milk, a dally average of 44.9
pounda, her largest dally yield being
46.7 pounds. Loretta at St. Louis In
the same number of days and at the be
ginning of the teat gave 749.8 pound,
a dally average of 49.98 pounds, her
largest dally yield being 66.6 pounds,
and on all but two days she surpassed
Ida's largest yield.
Ia the final 89-day test at Chicago by
the three champions in all breed .con
testing, Ida Marigold, the champion
cheese cow, gave 3,448.3 pounds of milk,
a dally average' of 38.81 pound; and
164.28 pound of butter fat, a dally a ver-
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Loretta D.
99 days, 297.31 pounda of butter fat, as
against 178.12 pounds produced In the
same period by the previous world's
champion cow.
It has been a bard-fought contest
a contest between feeders and the cows
of the breeds.' It was a splendid finish,
every cow in the Jersey herd in perfect
condition, although the pace has been
very fast.
The figures for economical production
of butter fat are not yet completed, but
the work of computation Is so far along
that the Jersey breed stands out pre
eminently winner over the Holstelns,
Shorthorns and Brown Swiss. In this
contest there were 25 Jerseys, 16 Hol
stelns, 25 Shorthorns and 6 Brown
Swiss. In the Jersey herd Oregon. was
extremely fortunate in having flvtrrep
reseptatlvea. four of the five owned by
tb Ladd estate of this city, finishing
among the first 10 cows of that breed
In the following order: Loretta D.,
first; Dorlnda Darling, fourth; Prize
May 'a Duchess, fifth; Oonan XIII, ninth.
These cow will be brought home to
the Crystal Springs farm, southeast
Portland, and with them will come Mon
tana's butter queen, Diploma's Brown
Bessie, who finished tenth in this battle:
She would have stood higher but for an
accident resulting in carrying her bag
in a sling for nearly three weeks. She
comes to try her mettle with the Ladd
cows and others at the Lewis and Clark
exposition dairy test, to be held the
month of September. 1906.
The queen of tm Jerseys at Bt.
Louis, Loretta D, la a very handsome
cow of exceedingly strong constitution,
weighing 998 pounds. Last year In her
official work at home, beginning In
March, for 10 months, she tasted 6.05,
5.15. 5.28. 4.83. 5.43. 6.32, 6.42. 6.49., 6.83
and 7.11 per cent, and made 619.9 pound"
of butter fat without any pushing what
ever. She freshened April 6. 1904.
Awaiting the beginning of the delayed
teat, ahe milked from April 10 to June
16, 1904, Inclusive 67 day 1,417.4
pounds, a dally average of 61 pounds,
her highest milking being 61.9 pounds,
on June 8. From the beginning of the
teat. June 16 to September 1. 1994, In
clusive, her official record 78 days - is.
Milk, 3.883 pounds: dally average, 48.78
pounds. Pat, 178.03 pounda; dally aver
age. 2.28 pounda '
(SpecUl Dispatch to The Journal )
Minidoka. Ida.. Dec. 24. A large, party
of engineers, thoroughly equipped for
campaign In the field all winter. In
charge of F. M. Robinson have arrived
from Salt Lake to make the final sur
vey for the Minidoka & Southwestern
railway from the Snake river to Twin
Palls City. The line will leave Mini
doka and 1 to penetrate the region to
be Irrigated by the Twin Pall company.
A contract waa let several week ago
to the Utah Construction company for
grading the first 20 miles from Minidoka
to the Snake river. This work Is well In
hand, and now the final location-is to
be made to Twin Falls City, and It Is
further said that early ia the year the
contract will be let and the Hue graded
and' tracked so ss to have the road in
operation for the full 69 mtlea early In
the summer.
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Dorinda Darling.
Microscope Has Bssn Turned on
Methods of Chief Hunt's
Kangaroo Court ,
8. D. Sigler Indicted for Using
Office to Extort Payment
of Debt.
The county grand jury yesterday
(sailed witnesses to secure evidence bear
ing upon the administration of the po
lice department. General Beebe, member
of the police commission, was the most
Important witness examined, and Ills
testimony was heard at the forenoon
session of the jury. Captain Charles C.
Orttsmacher, of the police force. In
charge of the headquarters during the
day time, snd Captain Ha Ilex whose
wstch Is from midnight until morning,
were other witnesses subpoenaed.
Captain Grltxmacher brought with him
tie voluminous record of the depart
went, and he waa questioned as to the
i. inline i in which prisoners committed
t the cKy Jail or arrested by officers
are handled. Chief Hunt's method of
conducting the "kangaroo'' court was
gone Into at length. It la said, the ob
ject being to learn If the prisoners were
1-1.1 and discharged by due process , of
The Investigation I" prompted by per
ltent reports nf Irregularities In the,
pel ice department for many months past.
Theaa nave, Seen in certain Instances
specific, and have dealt with particular
facts alleged to be susceptible of various
Councilman B. D. Sigler was Indicted
yesterday of "threatening injury to the
property of another with Intent to extort
a pecuniary advantage or property."
The Indictment recites these facta: That
Sigler is a member of the common coun
cil, and in that capacity has, with the
other members, power to govern the
manner of transacting city business;
that Ferdinand Joplln. of the street con
tracting firm of Oeiblsch 4k Joplln, had
performed a contract for the repair of
Multnomah street, completing the work
before September 23. 1303; that the pay
ment of money due thereon waa not paid
to the firm. Councilman Sigler delaying
uch payment; that Sigler upon Septem
ber 22. 1903. In conversation with Joplln,
used this language In threatening Jop
lln, whom Blgler alleged owed Sigler
8312: "Tou will get no more assess
ments made until you pay those not;"
and that, forced by Staler, he signed
'ver to him three warrant for the sum
claimed to be due.
The facts In the main are not denied
by Councilman Sigler. .who justifies his
Mr. Sigler waa arrested upon a bench
warrant, and yesterday afternoon gave
bonds In the sum of 81,000 for his sp
pearanoe before the circuit court.
Forty employes of the Singer Sewing
Machine company Imagined last night
that they were young again when a real
Santa Claus visited the parlors of the
company on Morrison street. Triers
were presents for all of them, candles,
nuts, popcorn and everything they got
wlien Santa Clau really came.
A tree had been arranged In a window,
winch was decorated with holly and
mistletoe. Mrs. W. D. Church, the man
ager, and her assistant originated the
idea several days ago. and great care
waa taken to perfect the details. Kverv
thing waa carried out aa It was many
years ago, even to tlx entrance of Santa
Claus and the distribution of presents
After the "make-believe" festivities
there was a general good time that last
ed until late in the night.
There were many firms In the city
that celebrated Christmas time In a
substantial way. The Haselwood com
pany distributed checks to Its em
ployes. The company treats each of Its
employes as a member of a large family.
(Special Dispatch hr Leased Wire to The Journal,
New Vork. Dec. 24. Judge Thomas, in
the United State circuit court, today
handed down an exhaustive opinion.
overruling the demurrers Interposed by
the defense In the Slocum cases. This
opinion renders Indictments against
President Frank Barnaby qf the Knick
erbocker company. Secretary Atkinson.
Treasurer Dexter. Commodore Pease and
Captain Van Schlalck. who commanded
the Ill-fated steamboat. The indictments
sgalnst Inspectors Lund berg and Flem
ing were sustained 111 a previous opinion
of Judge Thomas.
In the very lengthy opinion Judge
Thomas first reviews the facts of the
disaster which caused the deaths of a
thousand people on June 16. The In
dictments charged that the death were
caused by unssfe and unserviceable life
preservers. Incomplete and unfit equip
ment of steam and hand pumps and by
the neglect of the captain to discipline
and train his crew.
Engineers and Taxpayers Dis
cuss Statements Regarding
Morrison Street Bridge.
Steel Used Where Wood Would
Have Served and Preserv
ative Used Needlessly.
(NpeeJil Dispstfh to Th Jaeraal.)
Colfax. Wasb.. Dec. 24. The Colum
bia Open River association wHl hold a
mass meeting In the Rldgewsy theatre
Wednesday afternoon. January 4. The
meeting will be held under the auspices
of the Colfax Commercial club. Dr. Bla-
lock of Walla Walla and other promi
nent speakers will be present to explsln
the project of the penbosed portage road
which Is to connect steamers above and
below Celllo rapids. The mutter is one
f great Importance (o residents of Ore
gon. Washington and Idaho, and a large
crowd will no doubt be In attendance.
Keen Interest wa excited among tax
payers and engineers by Charles Blh
ler" report on the Morrison-street
bridge, which waa submitted yesterday
to the special committee of the council
snd the executive committee of the Tax
payers' league. Mr. Blhler's statements
gain credence from his impartial poal
Hon. No one doubts that his eatlmate
of 'at least 315.000 greater charge -for
steel girders than should have been
charged to. the city, ia reasonable and
fair, with perhaps more leaning toward
conservatism than high estimates, as
he takes the highest price of steel for
the basis of hi figure. It I regarded
probable that the excess paid by the
city la more than 316,000.
Mr. Blhler's opinion that no material
advantage Is grained by treating with
a preservative the planking under the
block pavement and sidewalk, nailing
piece and guard rails, for which 96,800
has been paid to the company, is ex
plained by an engineer.
"When material la treated with the
preservative commonly used here the
cost Is about twice as great as If the
same material were used without the
treatment I think it is safe to state
that the life of the treated material
will not be more than twice as great
aa the life of the same material un
treated. Thus an engineer might state
that he would prefer not to have his
material treated. Laying the untreated
stuff costs less, and In addition to hav
ing the use of ons's money longer when
handling untreated material, there may
be pronounced advantages otherwise.
Treated Material Waste of Money.
"I agree with Mr. Blhler In hi ppln-
lon. and believe the city would profit
more by not using the treated material.
The treated blocks will laat about as
long as the untreated planking beneath,
and the city would be able to replace
both at the same time."
If this view had been entertslned by
the city engineer and the executive
board, the Item of 96.800 would have
been omitted, as substitution of rtr
blocks treated with a preservative for
oak planking wss left optional, wnd cost
nothing. The angle iron advocated to
prevent the block creeping cost but
about 9400. If untreated planking had
been retained, the city would have en
joyed the use of the 34.800 "many years
before having to repav the bridge and
the present would not have been taxed
to pay for what the distant future is
to enjoy.
This ssme engineer advanced an In
telligent argument why steel girders are
really no Improvement o-er the wooden
Joists aa first provided.
"If you will eerefully compute the
relstlvs cost of steel and wood girder
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placed In the bridge, you will note why
It Is that many engineers advocate the
latter. Assuming that steel will be
lasting after It I In place, you will find
that the Interest charge on the pries of
steel Is so great as to pay for the relay
Ing of wood girders as often as they
will be needed in the natural course of
Wood Would Have Served.
"In other words. If an Individual or
city has great present need for money.
steel Is not warranted, for use of wood
la no economic loss In the end. This is
the view I take regarding these girders.
When, the first plsns and specifications
were formulated. It was thought that
9331,000 was enough for the city to
put into a bridge at this time. There
Is urgent need of many Improvements,
and laws make it difficult to properly
share the burden of this Immense work
with that portion of the future which
Will enjoy It as nine h as we do. Hy
the use of wood girders, omitting the
big Item of 927.170 for steel, the olty
would have been greatly aided In divid
ing the burden of building and main
taining the bridge with the coming gen
eration, which will use It extensively
as we do now." M
The Item of tender houses and numer
ous details of a completing nature,
which Mr. Blhler called conveniences.
and for which the city Is taxed 97,386.
has also excited much discussion A
house for the bridge tender 1 essential,
and waiting rooms will be appreciated
by the throng forced to wait in rainy
weather while the draw opens and closes
for steamboats. However, most of the
Items Included tinder this head are held
by the engineer to be mere conveniences,
not particularly needed and It Is ssfe to
place 83.000 or 84.000 of the charge In
thla class.
Imposition on the City.
All of this total of nearly 860.000
that ahould not have been added to the
bridge coat at this time. Is not waate,
say the engineers, but la an Imposition
upon the city, and ahould never have
been authorised. They do regard as
absolute wsste the excess of 816,000
over Mr. Blhler's estimates of the cost
of the girder, the $1,986 excess oer
hi estimate on the cost of tender
house, etc., and also think that the
coat of the preservative treatment of
planking 1 about twice what it should
Peculiar condition have grown from
the investigations. Mr. Blhler makes
his report to taxpayers and the special
council committee, after the executive
board had an Investigation made aa to
quality of ateel used. George Howell,
a member of the executive committee,
says he ha prosecuted Individual In
vestigations, and the results he ob
tained were even more damaging than
as shown by Mr. Blhler's report. An-'
other Inquiry by the executive board Is
In order, and the sentiment seems to
be that they should secure their own
engineer, and not rely at all upon the
engineer secured by the council commit
tee and the Taxpayera' league. Logical
development of thla custom will soon
have an expert In the employ of every
branch of the government, checking up
and going over the work of other
branches. As the best expert come at
about 830 to 840 a day. the cost of this
work would quickly become a heavy
Item In city administration.
New Road From Arlington to
That Place Will Tap Very
Rich Territory.
(Special niipatrta to The Journal )
Baker City, Or.. Dec. 34. A' Greek
rancher named Qua Maralos, while hunt
ing near Weatlierby late yesterday.
dropped his gun, which exploded, shoot
ing him In the eyes, putting out one
and endangering the other. He was
brought to this city today and operated
on st the hospital He Is In a precarloue
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Baker City. Or.. Dec. 34 H. R. Mac
Cleay. In jail here charged with forging
Rdltor Roe's name to aeversl checks,
tonight says that he will plead guilty.
Also says that this Is his first offense,
that he waa hard up. did wrong, and Is
willing to pay the penalty. He denies
the story that he waa ever in San Quen
tin, I
In a year agricultural land in the
country about Condon haa doubled In
value and the average price of wild land
Is 920 an acre. A Portlander who has
just returned from a trip over the
route of Columbia River Oregon Cen
tral railroad, a line the Oregon Railroad
4fc Navigation company is constructing
from Arlington to Condon says the road
will be completed about May 1. He says
that when this road begins operation,
the people within a radius of 30 mile
around Condon will change their mar
ket and Condon will become the for
warding point for a large volume of
trade that ha been going to Axtlngton
and Heppner and which ha been hauled
long distances by freight wagons.
'The route of the railroad I now
lined with team, freighting and camp
outfit, railroad workers and home
seekers." he says. 'There is every
prospect for a nice boom In tAs Con
don country neat year. It Is a rolling,
bunch grass region, and only one quar
tsr of the tillable land la now under
cultivation. The land Will raise an av
erage wheat crop of 20 bushels to the
sere, without Irrigation. One farmer,
who haa been engaged In the business
30 years, told me the lowest average
whest crop he had harvested was 21
bushels to the acre, and the highest
was 27 bushels. The sheep Industry.
which has largely predominated, will In
a few year give way to agriculture
there. Condon, now a town of 809 to
1.000 people, will build up rapidly. The
country will support a town of 2. ton
within the next three years. Many new
building are aolna ud thl winter."